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& e. >>> another top executive has gone from the port of oakland of questionable spending of public money. ktvu's noelle walker tell us, the port finally released a report that we have been asking for for months. >> reporter: the board sat on a special session, at the end of the session they released this. two internal reports revealing funds. >> we don't typically release audit reports. >> reporter: the port's acting director tell us it's the transfer of the port to a more transparent organization. more than $67,000 in extravagant gifts might violate state and federal laws. that some unsubstanciated expenses were found. >> we're going to look at it. make sure mistakes of the past are not repeated. >> reporter: the internal investigation reveals misuse of company credit cards. one in houston rein a second one in minneapolis. the report does not investigate cafe juliet. >> they looked at the role of port employees and whether port employees conducted anything that violated port policies. and they determined that that did not take place. >>> a port spokesman told me today the two men
are there in a bit. >> repor strike looming at the port of baltimore and ports along the east coast. why thousands of longshoremen could walk off the job this weekend and what it could mean for our economy. >> linda so looking cold downtown. we have temperatures in the 30s. how about 600 miles to the south in west that's a snowstorm for tomorrow. details coming up. >> reporter: my 69 -- mike, 695 is nice and clear. i will let you know what traffic looks like on 95 and 83. all coming up on good morning maryland. >>> good friday morning. this is your abc2 news to go i am megan pringle. >> i am charley crowson. meteorologist mike mat co changes could be on the way but not right now. >> look at how beautiful this is chesapeake beach. man it's chilly. the airport 33 degrees and westerly wind at about 3. so that's making the temperatures feel like they are in the 20s. it's 3 # elders-- 32 eldersburg. baltimore city at 39. winter weather advisory towards northern harford county and cecil county. you get the deal. clouds will be in here during the course of the afternoon 600 miles to the south and west th
shawan mmp 3 a major striie at 15 major east coast ports.. including the poottoffbaltimore could would affect billions of dollars of cargo along the coast.the contract between he inteenational longshoremen association and the u-s maritime alliince... whichh and port operators... is et to expire one minute ast midnight ec 30th.tteeissuee? reduce "contaaner royalties." if a deal isn't reachee... a strike could stoo all container traffic aa the port. (7708) the port of baltimore is ne of maryland's largess eceonice gernerators so any type of ork action hat may stoppage of work would have an effect.morr ttan 100 organizations have urged ppesident obama to order an 88 ddy cooling off period but right now there is no administration will move in thattdirection.losing the ports to a shutdown.. even ffr a few ays.. could cost the economy billions of dollars. 3 a high-stakes meeting will be held in washington today.... betweenn resident obama ad &ptop coonressional leaders. leaders.they've got just 4 days left to reach an aageement... before the u-s economy goes over the poocclled "fisc
in our investigation of the port of oakland and improper spending less than a week after the port announced the retirement of its director, james quan won't be leaving work there all together. how much he will continue to earn there. noelle. >> reporter: ktvu has learned starting next year james quan will continue to work with the port for a period of 7 months, essentially as a consultant. a port spokesman says he'll be a retiree annuitant. working with transition. this is the same james quan who earlier this month along with former port executive director agreed to pay back more than $5000 they spent at strip clubs and charged to the port of oakland. we spoke via skype with kelly who teach business ethics at uc berkeley. >> given the egregiousness of the allegations against him and his team, it seems shocking they would want to continue to associate with what i think is a damaged brand. >> reporter: the port announced his retirement earlier this month on the same day it released an internal audit and investigation that revealed some of the credit card holders skirted spending lim
% of gasoline to bay area pumps. >> we have a new twist in our investigation of the port of oakland and improper spending less than a week after the port announced the retirement of its director, james quan won't be leaving work there all together. how much he will continue to earn there. noelle. >> reporter: ktvu has learned starting next year james quan will continue to work with the port for a period of 7 months, essentially as a consultant. a port spokesman says he'll be a retiree annuitant. working with transition. this is the same james quan who earlier this month along with former port executive director agreed to pay back more than $5000 they spent at strip clubs and charged to the port of oakland. we spoke via skype with kelly who teach business ethics at uc berkeley. >> given the egregiousness of the allegations against him and his team, it seems shocking they would want to continue to associate with what i think is a damaged brand. >> reporter: the port announced his retirement earlier this month on the same day it released an internal audit and investigation that revealed some of the
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.com/pricerewind. >>> as if the looming fiscal cliff wasn't enough to worry about, now 14,000 dockworkers at ports from massachusetts to texas are threatening to go on strike sunday. that could cost americans billions of dollars, because shipping costs on everything from shoes to cars would skyrocket. cnn's brian todd is at the port of baltimore. >> reporter: victor, this is a crucial port for commerce in this region. this is the seager terminal in baltimore. you see a containership to my right, the terminal on my left. over my left shoulder, 600,000 containers move through the port of baltimore every year, billions of dollars' worth of goods but that could all come to a grinding halt if the dockworkers and the shipping companies can't reach a deal. they moved everything from our cloths to toys and electronics through the ports and into the marketplace but a lot of the goods won't be making it to our stores if longshoreman from maine to texas go on strike. that's what could happen by sunday if a deal can't be reached between the major shipping companies and a union representing nearly 15,000 longshoremen. >> the imp
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, a strike that could have shut down ports up and down the east coast is averted for now. the long shoreman's union along the east coast and gulf of mexico will extend the current contract for 30 days. that extension prevents a possible strike that could have crippled operations at port and including the port of baltimore. in a statement today, the maryland governor martin o'malley wrote, quote, the port of baltimore continues to be a major part of the state economic strait generating and supporting thousands of jobs. during the extended period, we hope long-term resolutions can be reached for the hardworking families who depend on jobs and commerce linked to the port of baltimore. >>> to the state of the skins. it's the hottest ticket in town. the redskins play host sunday night as the two teams battle it out for the nfc east title and a place in the play-offs. our coverage begins at 5 with fox 5s lindsay murphy and more on the big showdown. hi, lindsay. >> reporter: to put this in perspective, fed ex field opened in 1997, and sunday's game is being called the biggest game in the 15-year h
shut down ports all over the east coast have been averted for now. the longshoremen union along the east coast and the gulf of mexico says it will extend its contract for the next 30 days. that extension prevented a possible strike which could have crippled operations at ports that handle nearly half of all cargo in the united states including in our area at the port of baltimore. >>> we have breaking news tonight out of prince george's county where we are following a deadly fire in a townhome in green belt. you're looking live at the scene on laurel hill road. the flames broke out an hour ago. fire investigators say one person is dead in this fire, two others in the hospital, but with nonlife threatening injuries. no word yet on a cause. >>> a news alert from the district, d.c. police want to talk with these two men they are calling persons of interest in the murder of a man on capitol hill. the victim, jason emma, was shot and killed monday while he sat in his car on c street northeast blocks from his home. emma grew up in arlington county and had just recently moved to capito
. >> today is day five of a strike that's shut down seven of eight terminals at the port of los angeles and three at the port of long beach. long shore men walked off the job to support a clerical worker strike and that's caused nine ships to be diverted to other ports including oakland. 40% of the imports pass through the ports in los angeles and long beach. >>> at the port of oakland a possible freement has been reached there. members of is the diu local 1021 are set to vote next week. this a week after a worker strike and more than a year after members voted down the last contract. the union is made up of support staff. >> a state board has released a plan to restore the delta to provide a more reliable water supply. the council issued the final draft of its plan yesterday. it includes recommendations like reducing water suppliers dependance on the delta and expanding habitats. the delta currently provides drinking water to two thirds of the state and provides irrigation to five million acres of crops movement japan is handing over five million dollars to the united states to help p
to toys and electronics through the ports and into the marketplace but a lot of the goods won't be making it to our stores in longshoreman at more than a dozen ports from main to texas go on strike. that's what could happen by sunday if a deal can't be reached between the major shipping companies and a union representing nearly 15,000 longshoremen. >> the impact would be great. obviously on the dollar value side. on the cargo handling side but also on the job side because again these sports are major economic generators. >> richard of the maryland port administrator and others say the economic damage from a strike would reach well beyond the docks. >> your mom and pop retailer to your farmer to the trucking company that has to pick up the container atmosphere the port. so not just at the port but nationwide for everybody else that relays on the ports to move their commerce. >> coming at the same time as the fiscal cliff impasse it's a potentially devastating one-two punch for the economy. neither the longshoreman's union or alliance representing the shipping companies could give us anyone
. these are the workers who move goods from the nation's ports to the stores. >> everybody from your mom and pop retailer to your farmer, to the trucking company who has go in and pick up the containers at the ports. this will be felt not just at the local economy, but nationwide for everybody else who relies on these ports. >> one port official says east and gulf coast ports handle about $55 billion worth of cargo a month so a strike could have a major effect on the retail business. >>> land lines not going the way of the vcr just yet. older americans are slow to get rid of land lines and go mobile. the centers for disease control asked 20,000 households about trends throughout the year. the study found about 52% use cell phones for all of their cal calls, that's less than 2% increase from previous years. the older generation is slower to make the switch. >>> patrick democracy might play a doctor on television but he's doing some economic cpr in real life. the ""grey's anatomy" start" trying to rescue a coffee shop chain in seattle. they're hoping to save about 500 jobs. democracy said he within as to g
. it was the same story for dozens who were supposed to pick up pass ports today. some had confirmation numbers. >> extremely frustrating and disappointing that i'm not going to be able to see them, not for my wife's birthday or my daughter for christmas. >> reporter: the passport agency was supposed to be open today, but in a last-minute decision on friday, the president declared christmas eve a federal hold. federal workers had complained that he should show some holiday cheer since they had not had a salary increase since 2009. >> do you expect someone to come out here now? >> no. i respect that the president wants to give people a vacation. i just wish they would plan it a little bit. >> reporter: for jeffrey, it's not just an inconvenience. he was hoping to see his mother- in-law in germany before her open heart surgery. most gave up. but for a handful of people who had a life-or-death situation, they were able to get a new passport. >> you can see it. there it is. >> reporter: there are three passport agencies in california and our understanding is that only in san francisco did the few p
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of firing shots outside of a shopping mall in new port. he is now connected to several other shootings in southern california. investigators say 42-year-old marcos fired 54 shots into the air outside of a fashion island mall in new port on saturday. no one was hit. he has been involved in ten similar shootings since april. including two that happened near disney land and another one outside of a same new port law. he's still in jail being held without bail. >>> one east bay city is considering a plan to ban the use of surveillance drones. the berkeley city council talked about the no drone zone proposal. alameda county sheriffs office is considering buying and using the four pound machine for short missions. and the drone would only be used over berkeley if authorities in berkeley asked them to use it. supporters of the no drone zone say the use of that drone violates their civil rights. >>> right now 5:49. we were talking about starting at 4:30 this morning. that big crash. way up north. sal has an update. >> that is right pam and dave. the freeway was open just after 5:00. and it was
possible in the south. some ports of iowa and wisconsin could get as much as a half foot of snow. now the weather may cause delays at airports and that could cause a triple affect. now they are expected to feel the affects and it could backup flights all over the country chicago is the united hub for the airlines. midway is for southwest airlines and passengers expect delays up to two hours for any flights to o'hare and a lot of flights are waving their fees for rebooking flights. >> it sounds like it will be really busy right before the holidays. let's check in our commute, how is the bay bridge toll plaza doing? >>> well, we are hoping for a light day today. we will know as the traffic gets to the toll plaza and gets on to the bridge. i think we will have a little bit of a back up. this traffic looks good approaching the downtown area and to king street. we are keeping an eye on your drive to the airport and that drive looks good to burlingame and san mateo. let's go to mark. >>> once again, we are dealing with very cold numbers and some frost. you might be scraping off the frost on
francisco, petaluma all the porting wind damage. this continues as this front moves through the area. it leaves us by the afternoon. again, looking at widespread range anywhere from a half-inch to an inch falling with some of this heavier rain is the falling over parts of the bay area. we are tracking the russian river as well as the napa river. it looks like later today into the afternoon along the russian river, it will be to our morning. but the storm is setting on, we are looking a partly cloudy skies and dry conditions. we will continue to track those rivers are you into the afternoon. mark will be here a bit later and he will be all over the situation as well. here are the current wind. napa reporting 13, oakland 31. mountain view is not too bad. livermore 23, fairfield 28. i have seen clocking winds of up to 50 miles per hour. these are significant winds. these winds will break large branches, take down small trees, topple those power lines. we are seeing power outages at this time. palo alto reporting 12. we are looking at winds gusting to 53 miles per hour in some cases righ
shake up in the port of oakland after questionable spending of public money. maritime director jamessian is stepping down and the report comes as they release an internal audit on single transactions. more than 60 to $07,000 in -- $70,000 in extravagant gifts expose the port for tax liabilities. >> it is something we take seriously and we are not going to close our eyes to it and make sure the mistakes of the past are not repeated. >> he is the second one to step down and benjamin abruptly retired last month. the two racked up more than 5,000 in charges in two strip clubs and that money has since been repaid. >>> parent and think means facebook users have lost their rights on the social networking site. they are expected to announce a poll on changes later today. facebook asked users to go ahead with changes to the member input policies but warned at least 300 million users would have to keep the current policies going to keep them in place. fewer than 300,000 responded. >>> they are complaining about the lack of playing time. jacobs will not play after posting he was quote, rotting away
port from boston to houston. they will walk off on sunday if a deal can't be reached. the association represents more than 14,000 dock workers at 15 ports. a shut down could cost the economy billions of dollars. a mediator has been working with the two sides. a strike is looming with a few days left. >>> a court set aside $200 million in restitution to wells fargo debt card users. the bank illegally manipulated how it processed mumps to max -- purchases to maximize over draft fees. the court sent the case back to the trial court saying the bank violated state law in the way it notified customers. >>> traffic is being rekrauted to -- rerouted. the no awe -- u.s. national oceanic and atmospheric administration approved vessel lane changes. the whale migrate up the california coast. in 2010 20 whales died after colliding with a ship. >>> zoo keepers build a fire every day during the winter for the 160 monkeys. they are not afraid of the flames and love to lay around the fire. zoo keepers use the fire to bake sweet potatoes that are a big hit with them. >>> snowstorms pound the northeast
tuned, but the police chief says all three knew each other. >>> two of the nation's largest ports are shut down due to a strike. workers in los angeles and long beach walked off the job tuesday claiming their jobs are being outsourced. the two sides remained at a standoff and that's hurting the bottom line. the executive director at the port of los angeles tells "outfront" some ships are being diverted to mexico. at this time of the year, that means everything you're buying for christmas. >>> tensions are rising in egypt after members passed a draft constitution today. all articles were approved by the muslim brotherhood, the party of mohammed morsi. frustrated coptic christians walked out because they said their views weren't being heard. the fate of the constitution won't be clear for another two weeks when egyptians get to vote on the draft. >>> the -- is warning tension could backfire. the reason, that's something of great concern and one group they're worried about is the group the international community has been trying to oust in that region. mark schroeder tells us aqim is
the surface the remainer of the roadway remains in jeopardy as there is nothing underneath sup porting the pavement. >> within a few minutes the cracks, big pieces of asphalt, going, sliding down the hills. >> she lives so close to the road there were several lost trees in the collapse as debris rolled downhill. >> you can see the whole road is undermined. a lot of water flowing through. we lost half of the road. >> he caught some of the early damage on his phone. the rain overnight was very heavy. some came out to get a look, concerned about the impact of the road closure my lived here almost half my life and never seen this before. in the younger days we went to school here. >> unusual. >> it is. it is. it is, wow. >> the river staid within its banks near the covered bridge. an area that is flooded. >> residents were watching the river carefully. >> it rained hard last night. came up high. pretty good storm. and signs of norm alsoy after the rains as ed finally went out for a walk. >> it was woring down. off and on. when it was not it was raining harder. >> the county road crews will
security to watch over ports and international borders. the fbi and a dozen police and sheriff's departments have them. some people complain the drones are an invasion of privacy. we'll be right back. -what's up? i'm chris. -and i'm erik. both: we're the fruit guys! back in 1998, we had this idea to deliver fresh fruit to offices in downtown san francisco. we built these wooden crates, filled these with fruit in my one-bedroom apartment. the fruit guys has been with bank of america since they first started. we work with them to help them grow and succeed. we're coming up on 50 employees and delivering to thousands of companies every week. i would definitely say this is a fruitful business. the latest adventure in the "lord of the rings" saga pr to be magical at the box of this weekend. the hobbit raked in a whoppg 84- million dollars. rise of the guardians was a distt and >>> the latest adventure in "the lord of the rings" "the hobit," $84 million. -- "the hobbit." made $84 million. >>> kate middleton made her first appearance. the 4th personality of the year award this evening
this morning and really intensifying by midmorning into the early port angeles of the afternoon. you can see santa rosa coming up as we can see here nearly 2 inch. but look at boulder creek, over 5" of rain. san josi nearly an inch. san francisco just about an inch and oakland 1.25". fremont just over 1.5". we're still tracking moderate to heavy rain across the region right now. all thought coverage has been decreasing on live stormtracker 2, but we're watching the santa cruz mountains with the excessive rainfall amounts. we'll check out the south bay for san josi, the darker shades evergreen and yellows reflect heavy rainfall towards milpitas and livermore, this activity just beginning to drift to the south and east. basically just a few lingering showers out towards the brentwood area and around antioch. those yellow and reds showing up around highway 4. and up in the north bay, you can pick out of the coverage backing off quite a bit, but we have some heavier downpours closer to the concord area. as far as snow, actually just snapped this picture a few minutes ago. highway 9, you can see
out extension. it could of idolled ports that that handles 40% of the cargo. the federal mediator today said he is cautiously optimistic that an agreement could be reached in the next month. >>> preparations for the rose parade. plus, the silver lining in all of the storm clouds. >>> part of northern california where white means green. coloring up a booming business. >>> the rain showers will be on the increase this evening. an updated look at live storm tracker 2. the one part of your weekend that will be dry. and when a high surf advisory kicks in across the bay area >>> time to check in with mark. >> the storm tracker, nothing extreme just yet. a weak system. a few showers, right now, you can not see, the coverage, i will mention if you see the green not everybody picking it up. not all of it reaching the ground just yet. here it is. sweeping. the bulk of the action is to the south and to the west. we will see the activity moving across the bay. across the bridge. nothing major here. just in the form of a few sprinkles across the bay bridge and up in the north bay, once again,
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...next ii pports uulimmted... 3 that'll o it for the late edition, i'm jenniferrgilbert. up next is bbuce cunningham, now. 3 3 the weather matched the mood &ptoday at the ravens complex in owngg miils..dark and gloomy... but then, three connecutive losses...in december...has a &ptendency to do that.. that..just about everrthing that couud go wrong, did gg and denver yesserday....and - the fans arr not haapy..we re not used to seeinn this team ssasonand the boos were raining doww sunday...john -3 harbaugh doesn't enjoy hearing - that...but has doesn't necessariiy disagree with & those doing itt.. 3 "it's paiiful. hhre'ssno questionnabout it, it tings, way we had played. we had done things that you just ccn't do if you want to win a football game againss a ood team. we did it in the most inoppootunee tiie. ww diddit early, on thh first ddive, and we ddd it -3 right around halftime. those are the two siiuattons where youureally don't want those phingg to appen more than aay other situation. we deserved it. we've got to go earn those cheers. that's up
-- the mayor of port repubbic, new jerssy is are stealing christmas trees from the toon's public park. with a chemical thaa emits ann pwful smell when introduced to a home's heat..... 3 giberssn says: "moss bunner juice, that they actually use in fertiiizer. heessid mix that with this thing, do it 3 phen you get within five fet pf ttat tree, yoo're not going to want thht in yyur living room." room."the stench is a mix of rotten ggs anndfish.... aad apparentlyyit worked.... the mayor says the ttwn haan't seen any miising trees since putting his ppan into action. - theefog finally 3 burned off this 3 morning... and it turned into a pretty nice day outtthere. let's check in with chief meteorollgist vytas reid for a - look at the forecast. 3 3 a warning for those who use -3 iistagram... why your photos could soon be sold without your permission. 3 and santaaccaus packing heat.....the conttoversy over kids posing for piccures with & guns... bye, mom. we're here! [ giggling ] these days, nobody has time to get sick. mom, i don't feel good. but minuteclini
and support staff at oakland international airport and the port of oakland. >>> another honor was kept from an eagle scout because he's gay. assembly speaker john perez wants to pay tribute to the teenager's bravery. >>> today was moving day at the state capital. workers there spent the day moving boxes and furniture and getting offices ready for the lawmakers to convene on monday. >>> san jose's plastic bag ban appears to be a success. litter surveys find that trash is count 55% on city streets. the report also says the ban has had no negative impact on the city's retailers. and now there's word that san jose may try banning disposable plastic containers as well. >>> the wet weather did not keep people away from tonight's tree lighting ceremony. the waterfront transformed into a winter wonderland as the 57- foot tall mount shasta fir tree lit up the night. the tree was lit by officials with the city and port of o akland. more than 5,000 sparkling lights are on that tree. >>> and the group is putting together last minute preparations they say the event will go on rain or shine. the parade k
of custodial, electrical and support staff at oakland international airport and the port of oakland. >>> another honor was kept from an eagle scout because he's gay. assembly speaker john perez wants to pay tribute to the teenager's bravery. >>> today was moving day at the state capital. workers there spent the day moving boxes and furniture and getting offices ready for the lawmakers to convene on monday. >>> san jose's plastic bag ban appears to be a success. litter surveys find that trash is count 55% on city streets. the report also says the ban has had no negative impact on the city's retailers. and now there's word that san jose may try banning disposable plastic containers as well. >>> the wet weather did not keep people away from tonight's tree lighting ceremony. the waterfront transformed into a winter wonderland as the 57- foot tall mount shasta fir tree lit up the night. the tree was lit by officials with the city and port of o akland. more than 5,000 sparkling lights are on that tree. >>> and the group is putting together last minute preparations they say the event will
at a major california port. >>> a man riding his bike is shot to death in berkeley. we'll tell you what police are saying about a possible motive in this case when the ktvu morning news continues. 57 >>> good morning, to you. welcome back. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. middle of the week. it's wednesday, december 5th i'm dave clark. >> and i'm pam cook. thank you for joining us. time now is 5:30. steve is talking about not quite a big storm. we have definitely seen rain out there. >> this is last of the four coming through. it's doing its job which is giving us rain but nothing like we had on sunday morning or anything on friday night or saturday. but still rain out there. you see the whole system enhancing a little bit off the marin coast, san francisco we had reports of rain picking up there. see around i know kentfield is up to a quarter inch of rain. and right there. move into the city marin head land and also toward sunset district. we'll talk more about this coming up shortly. here is tara. >>> you can take a look here at highway 24. we do have an accident to report here we
day shut down at the nation's busiest port likely cost billions of dollars, but shippers are on the road again. managers can only outsource 14 jobs in the next four years if people retire or leave the port. >>> there were tears as a contra costa county law enforcement officer pleaded guilty to stealing. he made a point of apologizing to one person in particular. >> reporter: a few months ago on his way to court. welsh was the former head of the contra costa county enforcement team, or c net. now he's behind bars. >> norm welch did serve the public in an honorable way for quite a number of years. and then he did go bad, and there's no denying that. >> reporter: he admitted to several crimes, including conspiring to steal and distribute marijuana and methamphetamines. seen here in court, welch also said he took part in phoney sting operations, where he stole more than $10,000 from prostitutes, along with their cell phones. >> he has to live with himself every day, with the shame of disappointing his family, law enforcement, and the general public. >> reporter: he apologized
. it's currently stuck in the port of amsterdam after the designer, philippe starck agency to attempt to remit the final payment for his design. according to lawyers at starck's design company, the designer has only received 6 million of the 9-million- euro commission and is payment before the venus will be released. as santa prepares to make his big journey. kids and adults all over the world can track his progress onbut that's not the only place people can go to see one of our viewers. as rain poured into a hillsdale mall parking lot. you can see it rushing down to partially flood. in the south bay. ther were reports of sporadic flooding all around pounded the area. news. as you can see there are sidewalks. a starbucks parking lot alsoseveral inches of rainwater chp's statewide dui crack down. chp is reporting that 700 drivers have been arrested statewide for driving under the influence of drugs or111 of those arrests were made here in the bay area. in 2011 the chp arrested 263 area. here in the bay area there time in 2011. chp's maximum enforcement will continue through tomorrow's
15,000 dock workers at ports from boston to houston are ready to walk off the job. they say negotiations are still possible but no new talks are scheduled. shippers and retailers are pleading the union and cargo carriers to get back to talks. >> this morning police in pennsylvania are trying to determine were a man -- why a man shot and killed three people before dieing in a gun fight with police. it happened in frankstown township. authorities say it appears they all happened at different locations. one woman was found dead inside a church, a man in a home and another after getting in to a car accident with the suspect. >> we have seized weapons, we will be exploring ownership of those weapons, how they were got, when, we will look at which of those weapons was use at which crime scene. >> three troopers were also hurt. one of them was shot twice in the chest but survived because he was wearing a bullet proof vest. >> marin county wants to get violent video games out of homes and guns off the street this are holding a gun buy back and the district attorney said police
.m.. the open in september next year. >> port of oakland boys voted to ratify for your contract agreement. it was reached after a 24 hour strike last month that disrupted port operations. >> this is video from that strike. the tentative agreement includes a host of living raise over the next two years. >> there will not be voting on the sutter health $2 billion hostile project in san francisco anytime soon. the board as the providers have postponed a vote until next year. the proposal to build a 555 bed hospital on van ness ave have hit a roadblock when a hospital cannot commit to keeping st. luke's hospital open. the vote for the hospital project is scheduled for tomorrow, but negotiations had been scheduled of this week. >> surveillance pictures of two women police say are using a stolen credit card from sausalito. the two women were recorded by two separate security cameras in mill valley on october 31st. there were last seen on the east life dealt cvs stores and the chevronfrontage road. >> northbound caltran tracks in san francisco have reopened after a car that was sitting on the tr
details as they emerge on air and online. >>> time is 5:14. the port of oakland is making reforms following the ktvu investigation of questionable spending of public money. it will set spending rules and punish managers that approve expenses that break the rules. they have found almost $200,000 in questionable spending last year. ktvu discovered two high ranking officials spent more than $4500 at a houston strip club in 2008. both of them have since stepped down. >>> the police have a warning if you use a popular trail in the east bay. a woman claims she was raped while hiking on the ma drone trail in alamo. what they are doing to make sure people out there are safe. >>> the fourth of july may never be the same in pacifica. the city is talking about banning all fire works. at this point they allow safe fire works. people light them on the beach typically on the fourth of july but they often don't clean up afterward. leftover debris gets carried out into the ocean. they are creating a task force to look into this issue. >>> 5:15. it's getting cheaper to park in san francisco. at le
in southern california is nearly shut down businesses at two of the nation's busiest docks. both ports handle about 40% of the nation's import trade. >>> we are on storm watch tonight. a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza shows the rain has returned. so has the traffic. just ahead the latest on the storm that's just getting started around here. also -- >>> the dreary weather couldn't keep people away from celebrating a holiday tradition in the south bay. looks like they were having a pretty good time. we're back in a moment. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow, you guys have it easy. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah blah blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no. we had to watch movies in the den because that's where the tv outlet was. and if dad was snoring on the couch, we muscled through it. is she for real? your generation has it made. [ male announcer ] the wireless receiver only from at&t u-verse. get a free wireless receiver with a qualifying u-verse plan. rethink possible. make a wish
at the ports of los angeles and long beach. workers walked off of their jobs last week in a 2-1/2 year long contract fight. no word on how chose -- how close both sides are. some containerships have been moved. shippers are saying it is costing the u.s. economy as much as $1 billion a day. >>> in our continuing cover repblg of the if fiscal cliff, treasure secretary bluntly re-- continuing coverage of the fiscal cliff. treasure secretary bluntly reject today. >> they cost $1 trillion over 10 years and no possibility that we are twoing to find going to get it without it going back up. >> seven weeks between election day and the end of the year. and three of those weeks have been wasted. >> the house speaker want on to say he was flabbergasted by the plan. they say tell take another week for serious negotiations to begin. >>the supreme court may announce tomorrow if it will review california's prop 8 case over same sex marriage. the justices met behind chosed doors on friday but took no action on prop 8 or other casees. if the court declines to review prop 8 it will be immediately legal for
,000 undocumented immigrants have been de ported from california and seven out of ten of those had no convictions or had been accused of only minor offenses such as traffic tickets. >> it's about a humane immigration policy that says we know that families are important, and it's part of the family is allowed to stay, the entire family should be allowed to stay. >> appealed the deportation order with us and they are waiting a reply. live in san francisco, janet, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> back now to the south bay where we stay on top of breaking news there. a campus lockdown has affected essentially one building now at san jose city college focussing on the tech building. we were telling you what police officers are doing inside to make sure students there o are safe. also there's a freeze warning tonight in parts of the bay area. our chief meetologist bill martin which neighborhoods will feel the coldest tonight and how much colder it may be tomorrow oh, you have a keurig vue brewer? oh, it's great! now i can brew my coffee just the way i love it. how do you do that? well, inside the brewer, there
about to get into her car. a tree came trashing down on top of a car port. the tree missed the woman. she was not hurt. >> in richmond, the street reopened after crews were fixing a six hole. rain from 2010 caused it to collapse. crews will continue to work in the area for several more months. >>> another road that was forced to shut down because of a sink hole is back open again. mountain view drive has been closed since december 2. it reopened at noon today after crews worked for 9 straight days. >>> we have been putting live storm tracker 2 to work. light to moderate cells across the area. show you rain showers in the mountains, scattered around the south bay as well, morgan hill area, gilroy. to the north, oakland, parts of the east bay, you can pick out more activity, bay bridge, oakland and orinda. darker shade of green, more moderate cells. santa rosa clouds right now but the rainfall approaching fairfield. rain showers for tonight. i will back out the maps to show you, there is another storm developing off shore. when that moves in, the timing and the heavy rain for saturday
than 14,000 longshoremen are threatening to go on strike at 15 major ports on sunday. the labor dispute is based on an expiring contract between the international longshoremen's association and the u.s. maritime alliance. the fourth involved in the dispute transport more than 100 million t of good at the goods and every year, about 40 percent of the nation's cargo traffic. the walkout could cost the economy billions of dollars that would affect ford's from new york city to houston. amazon is announce this year's holiday sales as their biggest ever. consumers purchased 306 items per second on their peak day this season. amazon says customers order 26 and a half million items on cyber monday. that is a new record for the online retailer. amazon set another record on christmas day for digital download. the scandal continues to dominate the websites best sellers with the kindle fire hb tablet leading the way. >> it helps the u.s. economy. >> that's why i did it mark >> you did it for the economy. a look at the bay bridge and it is common pleasant and 32 degrees right now. we're expecting a
million, 260 ft. long yacht, made under official debut in late october. it is currently stuck in the port of amsterdam after the designer, philippe starck hired a debt collection agency to attempt to remit the final payment for his design. according to lawyers at starck's design company, the designer has only received 6 million of the 9 million your rogue commission and is seeking the rest of the payment before the business will be released. >> it is kind of ugly. >> on to bay area weather. we will have more on the holiday forecast. >> we are taking a look at christmas eve conditions. here is a look at the james lick freeway. as we take a look as storm tracker 4 the storm is not really that much to concern ourselves with right now. is just light rain. we do not have any real grain to contend with at this time. there is mid 30's out the door for santa rosa. it is 36 degrees and napa and upper 40's for san francisco. we will have more on future cast 4. we will continue to see passing showers as we head into the course of the day. >> here is a look at your christmas forecast. rain will appro
koreans only have one porch. it's difficult to ship things out of that port because of the sanctions. typically any ballistic missile parts would fly through china to the north. china is north korea's only friend. there have been reports of voice of america this week that iranian team was seen in north korea, in recent days. there are questions tonight as to whether the iranians helped or benefited from this north korean ballistic missile launch. >> shepard: jennifer griffin, thanks. from the pentagon. just released fox news poll finds most americans think the government is broken. but some fresh hope tonight that our leaders can get things together in time to keep us from going over the fiscal cliff. we'll show you what is driving the optimism. there is quite a bit of it. plus, possible break in case of the manhattan murder. days after somebody carried out apparent execution on the sidewalk. police found a very important clue miles from the scene. it could help them track down the killer. they need some help. so we'll show you with the help of journalists on fox news with this wedne
for the port next year. he will work for seven months to make sure that business relationships go smoothly. executive director omar benjamin agreed to pay back more than $5,000 in expenses made at a strip club in texas. ktvu channel 2 morning news has also learned maritime director james kwon will earn more than $900 an hour based on his salary as maritime director. >>> the salvation army still needs more toys and they have already collected donations for more than 3,000 needy children but they still need toys for more than a thousand children. you can drop off donations in any of the facilities and cash donations are also welcome. >>> for the first time an american woman holds the title of miss universe... >> miss universe is usa... >> and that is olivia from rhode island receiving the honor and she beat out 88 competitors. sandoval was there as well and boy, tough duty for him. >>> it is looking pretty normal for thursday with our commute and toll plaza is backed up for a 15 to 20 minute delay and contra costa traffic is backed up on 680, let's go to mark. >>> we have some cold numbers,
averted for now. a potentially crippling port strike is put on hold. what the two sides agree to today and how long it will last. >>> i'm still tracking some rain across parts of the bay area. coming up where the heaviest rain is >>> the u.s. senate approved $16 million in aid to victims of hurricane sandy. republicans said the bill included too much money for unrelated aid projects and tried to institute a measure with half the funding. the bill now moves to the house of representatives who reconvenes on sunday. there's no word if the bill will be considered before the current house session ends. >>> for the second time a man has been killed in new york after someone pushed him in front of an oncoming train. it happened late last night in a station in queens. now police are looking for a woman who witnesses say was sitting on a bench before shoving the 46-year-old man on to a track. witnesses say the two had no contract prior to the incident. >>> in singapore, an indian woman died today two days after she was gang raped and beaten in new dell delhi. the 23-year-old victim was taken t
materials used for the fish tank. and the mall has no plans to rebuild the tank. >>> the ports that would be affected by a strike handle an estimated 40% of the nation's containerized cargo. and some experts say a work stoppage would have a chilling effect on the nation's economy. >>> the transportation security administration says it confiscated a record number of firearm this is year at u.s. airports. the latest figures from tsa shows 1,527 guns were confiscated. the tsa doesn't keep track of what happens to the people after the weapons are found. local law enforcement agencies handle any arrest. a tsa spokesman also reported a passenger traveling from jfk airport in new york tried to take 26 stun guns on a flight in his carry on bag. >>> the best places for men to live, according to men's health magazine san jose is the second best place with high marks for health and sentence. san francisco came in third. rankings were based on 38 tkáeufrpbt criteria. boise idaho came in first -- different criteria. boise idaho came in first. >>> the saints take on bowling green and win. what's next
that they deeply regret the announcement. >>> crisis averted for now. a potentially crippling port strike is put on hold. what the two sides agree to today and how long it will last. >>> i'm still tracking some rain across parts of the bay area. coming up where the heaviest rain is falling right now. also shower chances for your saturday. >>> and a wide array of champane is a sure sign that new year's is here. how san francisco is getting ready. >>> the u.s. senate approved $16 million in aid to victims of hurricane sandy. republicans said the bill included too much money for unrelated aid projects and tried to institute a measure with half the funding. the bill now moves to the house of representatives who reconvenes on sunday. there's no word if the bill will be considered before the current house session ends. >>> for the second time a man has been killed in new york after someone pushed him in front of an oncoming train. it happened late last night in a station in queens. now police are looking for a woman who witnesses say was sitting on a bench before shoving the 46-year-old man on to a t
no plans to rebuild the tank. >>> the ports that would be affected by a strike handle an estimated 40% of the nation's containerized cargo. and some experts say a work stoppage would have a chilling effect on the nation's economy. >>> the transportation security administration says it confiscated a record number of firearm this is year at u.s. airports. the latest figures from tsa shows 1,527 guns were confiscated. the tsa doesn't keep track of what happens to the people after the weapons are found. local law enforcement agencies handle any arrest. a tsa spokesman also reported a passenger traveling from jfk airport in new york tried to take 26 stun guns on a flight in his carry on bag. >>> the best places for men to live, according to men's health magazine san jose is the second best place with high marks for health and sentence. san francisco came in third. rankings were based on 38 tkáeufrpbt criteria. boise idaho came in first -- different criteria. boise idaho came in first. >>> the saints take on bowling green and win. what's next for the team and the challenge ahead. >>> the s
. the threatened walk out could have idled ports. a made itemmer is cautionly optimistic. > >>> eight united states sailors are suing japan's electronic power company. they say that the company lied about radiation dangers after last year's quake and tsunami. they were delivering aid from the regan after the disaster. they stay they were sickened by radiation from the nuclear plant and now suffer from cancer and other physical problems. >> i just want to get it out. i'm not after this for any financial compensation, i just want the truth to be told. we were lied to. people's lives weren't robust ono the ship. >> the sailors say the government knew how dangerous the situation was and never warned them act risks. they are seek ten million dollars in damages and 30 million in punitive damages for each of the plaintiffs. >> the population is set to hit 315 million by new year's day. that is an increase of less than 1% since april of 2010 which was the last time a population snap shot was taken. that growth is at a slower pace than projected. the bureau sites low births and immigration rates as possi
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